By Kendall Webb
Publisher, College Football America Yearbook
Yesterday we shared the story of Lester Cotton, Alabama’s big freshman offensive lineman who chose to stay at home and play for the Crimson Tide after finishing his prep career at hometown Tuscaloosa Central High School.
Today, we feature another Class of 2015 Dream Team member who chose to sign with his home state flagship program — Wisconsin signee Jon Dietzen. If you thought Cotton was big (and he is at 6-4, 325 pounds), he’s downright trim standing next Dietzen who weighs in at 345 pounds on his 6-5 frame.
And while Dietzen isn’t exactly a hometown Madison product, he does hail from the Badger State having played for the Seymour (WI) Thunder just outside of the state’s other football mecca — Green Bay, home of the NFL’s Packers. Yeah, Dietzen knows all about football in his home state, and he got a jump start on his college career this spring by enrolling at Wisconsin in January after choosing to graduate early from high school. He has a chance to step right in and play this fall, and he should be an anchor for the Badgers’ line in the years to come.
Of course, as a member of our Class of 2015, he also becomes a member of our annual feature, The Program, and we will keep an eye on Dietzen’s career in Madison in the years to come as well.
Check out our Class of 2015 in the College Football America 2015 Yearbook, on sale for digital delivery for just $9.99 at CFBMatrix.com. College Football America Yearbook features every college football team in America, 936 in all, and is the most comprehensive college football book on the market today. It is also available in book form at Amazon.com.